Sep 21, 2019

Meet Lance Woodbury



Contact Lance:

Phone: 620.704.4275

203 Grandview Circle
Garden City, KS 67846

Lance Woodbury is a partner in Ag Progress, a firm that provides facilitation, mediation, management consulting, education and family business advisory services. Ag Progress helps clients navigate a variety of situations, including succession planning, strategic management initiatives, estate planning, dispute mediation, and more.

After a 14-year career at Kennedy and Coe, LLC, a top 100 accounting firm where he worked in a number of leadership and consulting roles, he started his own consulting firm. Now, as part of Ag Progress, his focus is on providing services to family owned agriculture businesses, peer groups and professional service firms. Before Kennedy and Coe, he was the Economic Development Director in Wichita County, Kansas, and also worked at a cattle feed yard in Leoti, Kansas.

Lance attended Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas (BA History); George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia (MS Conflict Analysis and Resolution); and Purdue University (MBA).  He spent much of his school year youth in the inner city of Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas and his summers on the family’s farm and ranch in western Kansas.

He writes columns for DTN and The Progressive Farmer and has published two books on family business, The Enduring Legacy and Family Business: Genesis 37-50 and the Family of Joseph. Lance also serves as the lead facilitator for Farm Journal’s Top Producer Executive Network, co-leads The Progress Coach seminar in Kansas City, and edits The Ag Progress Dispatch.

Lance currently resides in Garden City, Kansas with his wife and three children.

TPEN Reflection: Solutions

As your business grows, you begin to hit a "ceiling of complexity" where the way you’ve done it before needs to change if you are to continue your forward progress. Tillage practices, planting or harvest strategies, equipment changes, accounting, banking, risk management, human resources and family relationships are just a few areas in which you’ll experience growing pains. The peer group experience shows you that others have solved some of the problems you face, and that you have in fact solved other producers’ problems.

Take Action

Identify the three biggest challenges you face, write them down, discuss them in your business and come prepared to share them at your next peer group meeting.

On behalf of the TPEN facilitation team,

Lance Woodbury